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Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"
Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"

HOOU Online Course „Sustainable Tourism on SIDS“

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) still face numerous challenges with regard to sustainable development and sustainable livelihoods for their current population as well as future generations.
As one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, in recent years tourism has become one of the key economic factors for many SIDS. However, tourism is associated with various risks for their fragile ecosystems. In addition, the size and geographical situation of many SIDS confronts them with vulnerabilities that limit their competitiveness in the tourism industry. In light og these challenges, there is a need for well-formulated policies, regulations and standards in the tourism sector. Here, policy-makers play a key role in fostering the transition towards sustainable tourism.
The focus of the project is tehrefore on the following aspects:

•    offers an interdisciplinary perspective on sustainable tourism as well as related policies, regulations and standards found in Small Island Developing States
•    introduces the participants to a broad spectrum of tourism- but also policy-related topics, for example sustainable tourism strategies and measures... as well as policies, initiatives and programs
•    invites the participants to discuss and share ideas, opinions and knowledge with learners from all over the world
•    seeks to inspire the participants self-develop a small solution for promoting sustainable tourism in SIDS
Although everyone is welcome to join, this course has been designed for a specific audience: Policy makers on strategic and operative levels who seek to better grasp the interdisciplinarity of the topic, who want to gain further insights on existing policy frameworks, appropriate technologies and best practices from islands. The course is also suitable for „public officials of tomorrow”, i.e. master students from related disciplines (e.g. policy or development economics), as well as NGOs working in the tourism sector.


Derya Taser
Forschungs- & Transferzentren
Project Manager Digital Learning & Sustainability
Ulmenliet 20
21033 Hamburg
Raum R 0.34
T +49.40.428 75-6354

Letzte Änderung: 25.03.19

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